Cookies in use on the Alpha Laboratories website
Cookies and how they benefit you
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.
Our cookies help us to:
Make our website work as you'd expect
Save you having to re-enter information every time you visit the site
Remember your settings during and between visits
Improve the speed and security of the site
Allow you to share pages with colleagues and social networks like Facebook and Twitter
Personalise our site for you to help you get what you need faster
Continuously improve our website for you
Analyse our web traffic and customer joirneys using an analytics package
Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
Collect any sensitive information
Pass data to advertising networks
Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.
If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you accept this.
Website Function Cookies
Making our shopping basket and checkout work
Determining if you are logged in or not
Remembering where you are located so that you see relevant localised products and content
Remembering your search settings
Tailoring content to your needs
Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
Showing you which pages you have recently visited
Allowing you to add comments to our site
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Third party functions
Social Website Cookies
So you can easily ‘like’ or share our content on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies are set by:
AddThis – which provides us with lots of sharing buttons all in one neat package
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
If you have previously provided us with your email address these are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences. These cookies also record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website, the advertising displayed on it and communications sent more relevant to your interests.
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will limit the functionality of both our website as well as a large proportion of the world's other websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
Information on deleting cookies or controlling cookies is available at www.aboutCookies.org.
To reiterate though, by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.
If your concerns around cookies relate to so-called "spyware", rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.